Teachers and principals trade unions have decided to hold a series of protests opposite 312 Zonal Education Offices island wide to mark World Teachers’ Day on the 6th of October.
Speaking during a media briefing convened by the Teachers’ and Principals’ Trade Union Alliance today, Chief Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union Joseph Stalin demanded a prompt solution to salary anomalies and the protection of the children’s right to education.
Stalin said 84 days have lapsed, with no solution provided by the government.
He said the government is proposing dates to reopen schools and holding discussions with the Minister of Education stating all primary schools will be reopened.
Stalin however said teachers and principals are required in order to reopen schools, adding the only way to ensure they resume teaching is to provide a solution through the conduct of talks with trade unions.